Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Tell It To The Marines

Like president Harry Truman Old Knudsen was army. Truman never liked the Marines and tried to keep them in their place as navy police.
Old Knudsen respects the Royal Marine Commandos of the UK but finds the US Marines rather lacking.
Every US Marine he has met here has been a meat head who have been full of themselves and have been taught to look doon on anyone who is non-marine.

This is maybe why there is always rapes and fights in towns with Marine bases nearby. The US Marine hype wagon has always been in overdrive.

I saw that movie Jarhead the other night and yes it showed Operation desert storm as the joke it was. I did like the bit when a helicopter went over head playing Break on through by the Doors and a grunt on the ground said, "Thats nam music don't we get our own music?" I immediately thought of Rhythm Is a Dancer.

Three Kings is the best Gulf war film out there as it doesn't go all tortured and serious. Here is a tip Old Knudsen has learned while serving under the threat of death, don't think too much just do the job.

There was a scene in which a marine shouts "This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I master my life. My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless."

So without yer rifle you are useless maybe that is why the ex marine across from me slaps his wife and kid about.

Special forces are another matter. Ever meet one? unlike the marine they are usually quiet and unassuming. They have a confidence gained from testing themselves and without a rifle they are not useless.

Look at this picture. Special forces talking to local militia look at the faces and tell me who is in charge.

"I am a soldier, while it is nice to have a gun I will kill the enemy with a pointed or blunt stick if I have to I am not useless!"

Old Knudsen supports all those who serve against the forces of evil but having served himself has gained the right to slag off any other branch of the armed forces he wants to.


TROLL Y2K said...
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Fat Sparrow said...

"I must master(bator) it as I master(bator) my life."

Sorry, years of "Buffy," couldn't help myself...

"I am a soldier, while it is nice to have a gun I will kill the enemy with a pointed or blunt stick if I have to I am not useless!"

I would recommend the Jason Bourne route, i.e., doing someone in with a rolled up newspaper, not only would it be within the budget for the military but we may even see a comeback for newspapers then.

Wait a minute, why are we not training all of our soldiers to be peaceful Shaolin monks? I mean, the amount of damage Caine was able to do in 45 minutes! I know, I know, you're afraid they'll do themselves in with danger wanks, but let's face reality, the VA Hospitals will have killed them off with AIDS and Hepatitis long before then.